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Answers to your Frequently Asked Questions are provided by our expert staff.  Please contact us if you have any other questions about roses.  Our certified professionals will be happy to assist you.


Retail Nursery Information

At our location in Tyler, Texas, we have a full-service retail nursery where customers can shop for their roses.  Our retail sales staff is on hand to assist with your landscaping decisions.  Group tours can be scheduled.  For driving directions, click "Come See Us" above.



                                                   Hours of Operation 

                     Monday-Saturday 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.

                        We will be open Sunday Oct.11th

                        for Tyler Rose festival customers

                                  9:00am - 4:30pm



Wholesale Customers

Wholesale Customers should call or email us for current product availability.  Website wholesale availability can be obtained by wholesale customers who call or email our nursery for more information.  We welcome Wholesale Customers at our nursery during regular operating hours, with order pick-ups available Tuesday thru Friday, 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.  Saturday, Sunday, and Monday pickups are by special appointment only during seasonal hours.

Ordering Roses via Mail Order

  • Click on "Shop Our Store" above to enter the shopping cart to place your order through our website.
  • We ONLY ship 1 GALLON container roses, and only via UPS for retail orders .  Size of plant depends on when it was propagated, and the rate of growth.  Generally, plants are 6 inches to 1 foot tall, or more.
  • Phone orders are accepted Monday - Friday (8:30 am-4:30 pm) Monday orders for the same Monday shipping is not allowed.
  • Please order at least one week prior to your desired shipping date for order processing.
  • We ship 1 gallon containers via UPS ground. We ship on Mondays only from mid-September to mid-May (except holidays).
  • Shipping cost is based on CURRENT UPS rates from our zip code to yours and the number of roses ordered.
  • We accept major credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, We also accept check or money order payments for telephone and website orders. All orders have to be paid for before shipping. Checks & Money Order payments need to be received no later than one week prior to your requested shipping date.
  • See shopping cart for next available shipping date.  YOU CAN SELECT YOUR DESIRED SHIPPING DATE WHEN PLACING YOUR ORDER in our shopping cart.

Order Early!

You can place orders NOW for delivery anytime during the year. 



Frequently Asked Rose Questions

What are EarthKind Roses?

EarthKind™ is an important designation given to select roses by Texas A&M University Agriculture program.  EarthKind™ Roses have been through rigorous statewide testing and evaluation by a team of horticultural experts and found to possess the high level of landscape performance, disease resistance, and insect tolerance/resistance required for this special designation. EarthKind™ Roses are among the finest, most thoroughly tested, and environmentally responsible plants for use in landscapes.

What are Dr. Griffith Buck Roses?

Dr. Griffith J. Buck, a Professor of Horticulture at Iowa State University (1952-1985), was an excellent hybridizer of modern roses.  His main goal was to breed roses that were able to survive winter temperatures of -26 degrees without protection.  Other goals were good disease resistance, repeat blooming, good flower form and color, and vigorous but restrained growth habit.  Dr. Buck's rose collection consists of approximately 100 varieties.

What is my hardiness zone?  Click question for zone map.

How much sun do my roses need?

Plant roses in an area where they will receive a minimum of 6 hours of sun each day. The more sun your roses receive, the more blooms they will produce. Morning sun is preferable to evening sun.

How important is air circulation?

Good air circulation is essential to rose health. Avoid planting roses in small, enclosed areas or courtyards. Poor air circulation can cause fungal disease problems.

How do I plant my roses?

Soil amendment is a key ingredient for a successful rose garden. Organic matter improves the quality of the soil and helps the roses to absorb the essential elements and micro-nutrients, which are present in the soil. It is a good idea to have a soil test done to establish the conditions of your beds. In Texas, your local Agriculture Extension Office can assist you with how to collect soil samples and the procedure for having the test performed. Good drainage is also essential to rose health. If you have clay or slow draining soil, a product such as expanded shale should be added to help drainage.  

When planting, dig the hole twice as wide and twice as deep as the container. Plant roses the same depth in the soil as they were in the container, except in Northern climates where planting roses below existing soil is recommended for winter protection. Mix the soil you remove from the planting hole 50/50 with well-aged organic matter (i.e. humus, cotton burr compost) and fill the hole back in with the mixture.

Mulch: Top-dress the soil with any remaining compost and mulch well. Three inches of mulch (i.e. cypress, cedar, pine bark, pine straw) is recommended. This will allow for good drainage, aid in water conservation, and help keep weeds out.

How much water do my roses need?

Water the newly planted roses well. Afterwards, water deeply at least once per week. Roses like adequate moisture, but they do not like "wet feet". It is best to water roses near the drip line at soil level. Try to keep water off the foliage. If you must water on the foliage, do it early in the morning so the sun can dry the leaves. Once your roses are established, water them at least once per week, (during the summer heat, twice per week). This will encourage deeper root systems than light, frequent watering.

Do I need to use fertilizer on my roses?

Always read the label before fertilizing or using any chemicals, and follow the directions

Roses thrive on light, regular feedings. At planting time, a slow release fertilizer high in nitrogen is recommended. After new growth appears on the roses, a water-soluble fertilizer can be used every two to three weeks. Always read the label before fertilizing and follow the directions carefully. Once your roses are established in the landscape, wait until after the first spring bloom to begin a regular fertilizing schedule. 


Fertilizing water stressed plants in the extreme heat causes "leaf burn and bud burn"  Temperatures of 70 - 80 degrees are optimum for fertilizing, as nutrients are then most available to the plants. Avoid heavy winter fertilization. Promoting new growth during cold weather will make roses more susceptible to freeze damage.

Do Roses get diseases?

It may be necessary to spray your roses with a fungicide to control some diseases (i.e. black spot, powdery mildew) that roses sometimes get. While some roses are much hardier than others, they are not completely immune to pests. Systemic fungicides are absorbed through the leaves and cannot be washed off. Therefore, these are more effective for lasting control. Before spraying or making any chemical application.  Read the label and follow all label directions.

Are roses affected by insects?

The main insect pests of roses are aphids and thrips. Aphids gather on the new foliage and the tips of the flower buds. Thrips hide deep within the center of the bloom petals. When insects first appear, organic solutions often resolve the problem. If necessary, stronger insecticides are available.  Read the label and follow all label directions as required. 


Spider Mite Control: Spider mites infest the undersides of the leaves. They are not easily seen but can be identified by the discoloring damage (speckling) done to the leaves and the light, silky webbing on infested plants. The best organic treatment is to pressure wash with water in the morning for three consecutive days. Insecticidal oils or soaps are also effective without harming most beneficial insects. For chemical control, use a product labeled for spider mite control. Read the label and follow directions before any chemical application.



10926 U.S. Highway 69 North ,Tyler, Texas,  75706-8742